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Sharpstown KinderCare

Ms. Martha Rivas, Center Director

6767 Rookin St. Houston TX 77074
(713) 774-9711 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Sutton, Braeburn, Neff, Baker Ripley, KIPP Connect Primary, KIPP Sharp College Prep, Energized For Excellence Academy

Welcome

At Sharpstown KinderCare, everything we do is designed for learning. Our experts designed your child's classroom--and every activity and lesson--to help prepare children for success in school and beyond. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning and look forward to meeting you and your family soon.

Ms. Martha Rivas, Center Director

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

Music

Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

When it comes to keeping you informed about your child's engaging learning experiences, we strive to make our service and communication exceptional. We're always happy to meet and talk about your child's progress at any time. Our Teachers are eager to understand your needs and to serve your child as a unique member of our Sharpstown KinderCare family. We are dedicated to providing excellent service to you, your family, and most importantly, your child's learning development. We are here to partner with you in making your child the best he or she can be.

  • Ms. Martha Rivas

    Ms. Martha Rivas, Center Director

    "A child is like a flower--neither can grow without being nurtured.

    Ms. Susie has worked with children ages six weeks to 16 years old. She has volunteered at shelters, designed her own mentoring program, as well as managed a few mentoring programs in local communities. Ms. Susie has an unconditional desire to help and care for people in general. She works on a daily basis to earn the trust of the families she serves. Ms. Susie strives to make sure that all the children she cares for--and all their families--are being nurtured to grow into all they can be.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Susie has previously worked as an Infant Teacher, Discovery Preschool Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Prekindergarten Teacher, School Age Teacher, and a mentor.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Three Little Pigs

    Year Started:
    7/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Director's Certificate
  • Ms. Lorena

    Ms. Lorena, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lorena's goal is to lay the foundation for infants to develop trusting relationships. She responds to each baby with sensitivity and attention; uses words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and uses family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with each child's home. Ms. Lorena helps babies build brain power in a loving and caring environment. She prepares infants to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause and effect, trial and error, and object permanence through play; provides a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes for infants to explore; and encourages the use of all five senses so that babies can safely discover the world.

    Year Started:
    12/7/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Mercedes

    Ms. Mercedes, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Mercedes's goal is to nurture children's creativity. She provides age-appropriate tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity, and supervises the infants as they use them; supports imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourages self-expression through movement and music. Ms. Mercedes provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries. She loves coming to work every day to be greeted with sweet baby smiles. Ms. Mercedes appreciates that families entrust her with their infant's care and education, and so she is committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for both the children and their parents.

    Year Started:
    1/1/1984
    Tenure:
    33 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    33
  • Ms. Annabelle

    Ms. Annabelle, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Annabelle's goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. Children in her classroom build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers, and strengthen their conversational skills with group sharing and reading experiences. Ms. Annabelle supports cooperative play; uses whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrates how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. She supports pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourages creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulates imagination through storytelling and block-building.

    Year Started:
    4/5/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Lashanie

    Ms. Lashanie, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Lashanie's goal is to provide an environment where children will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value their individuality, and have fun just being themselves. She helps children engage in the world around them by enhancing their verbal and nonverbal communication skills. There’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, and so Ms. Lashanie actively seeks out ways to help each individual child and their family navigate this developmental milestone in the way that's best for them. Children in her classroom make new friends and gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships.  Families are always invited to join Ms. Lashanie's class for story time or for one of the center's monthly Community Social Events. She looks forward to working with each family as their child progresses through our program.

    Year Started:
    5/18/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Ms. Erika

    Ms. Erika, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Erika's goal is to promote vocabulary development and conversational skills through fun, hands-on experiences. She uses activities such as daily group discussions, fingerplays, songs, and read-alouds to help children in her classroom develop the fundamental language skills they continue to build on throughout their lifetime. For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children--and so Ms. Erika uses this opportunity to teach children how to share, follow instructions, and set the foundation for learning that will occur in elementary school.

    Year Started:
    3/12/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
  • Ms. Catherine

    Ms. Catherine, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Catherine's goal is to provide an entertaining and educational classroom for school-age children after school and during spring, winter, and summer camps. Children in Ms. Catherine's classroom have daily opportunities during the school season to work on homework, and keep their skills sharp during school breaks through her purposeful lessons and activities. Ms. Catherine encourages children to participate in her Classroom Council in order for them to stretch their leadership capabilities and develop a sense of ownership in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    6/19/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Stephanie

    Ms. Stephanie, Bus Driver and Cook

    Ms. Stephanie's goal is to create a sense of community and leadership among children. She creates a comfortable environment designed to boost children's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills.

    Year Started:
    2/2/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center

Sharpstown KinderCare is here to serve our community with expertise in providing a excellent educational environment for young children. We are here to encourage you and your family to strive for greatness--and to deliver that same greatness to you every day. Our primary goal is to ensure safe classrooms, qualified teachers, a bundle of love and care, and healthy meals. We hope you'll come in for a visit to see us firsthand, because we are sure we're the right fit for you!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Filipino

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

·         New Year's Day

·         President's Day

·         Memorial Day

·         4th of July

·         Labor Day

·         Thanksgiving Day

·         Day after Thanksgiving

·         Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Keeping children safe and secure is our first priority. In addition to the built-in security features at our center, we strictly follow established procedures for your child's arrival and departure.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the wonderful work that is provided from the staff at Sharpstown KinderCare. Let me give you a little background on my situation: I'm a single mother of two young children, eight and six years old. KinderCare gave me a sense of security when I left my oldest as an infant in their care. KinderCare has allowed me to have a peace of mind while I'm at work knowing that my children are safe being transported from school buckled up and safe. I'm so happy with the services that are provided at KinderCare--they help with homework and provide different activities my children really enjoy in the time that is spent there--and when they are happy, that make me very happy. I encourage the staff to keep up the excellent work that they provide day in and day out. I truly blessed to have KinderCare in my life.

- Mother

The care my son receives during the day at Sharpstown KinderCare is phenomenal. He has been there for over a year now and every day he blossoms. He enjoys his time spent there learning and playing with his friends. KinderCare offers an enriching environment for him and all of the other children. My son looks forward to seeing his friends and Teacher every morning. I am very glad that my husband and I decided to enroll him in this center facility. Seeing him smile and interact with other children fills my heart with joy. They have taught him so much more than how to count, the alphabet, and nursery rhymes: They are also aiding his father and I in proper discipline techniques that are effective for a cranky two-year-old. I look forward to seeing the places my son will go thanks to the care he has received here.

- Mother

I have two children attending the Sharpstown KinderCare Learning Center. They have been with KinderCare for three-and-a-half years, and the center staff has provided great care for both my children. I would recommend this center to anyone who needs child care.

- Mother

After doing research for child care centers, I settled on Sharpstown KinderCare. I wanted my daughter to attend KinderCare because the staff are very kind, warm, and nurturing. I continue to see how caring and attentive the Teachers are with my daughter, and I know she is safe, being taken care of, and having fun in the process. I love to get updates of the activities that my daughter has been doing that help with her cognitive and physical development. I see how happy she is to play with children her age and to try different foods. Kudos to the KinderCare team--they bring great care to the joy of my life. I'm very grateful.

- Mother

My daughter has never been in a daycare environment. When I brought her into Sharpstown KinderCare, she immediately wanted to stay and threw a fit when I tried to take her out of the Preschool Classroom. Ms. Enedelia was very nice and offered to let her stay and play while we looked at the rest of the center. I could not believe a child who had never stayed with anyone other than family wanted to stay so bad, but it was then that I realized this was the place for us.

- Mother
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